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Have You Seen “The Loan Ranger”?

Photos of the "Loan Ranger Bandit" courtesy of the FBI.

Photos of the “Loan Ranger Bandit” courtesy of the FBI.

Last August there was an armed robbery of the Fedstar Credit Union in College Station.

The FBI says the same suspect has hit ten financial instiutions in Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi over a four year period.

A news release from the FBI says the suspect, who does not attempt to disguise his face, was dubbed the “Loan Ranger Bandit” for the blue Texas Rangers baseball cap he has worn robbing institutions where loans are offered.

To date, one has been physically harmed.

The FBI and local police in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas are seeking a serial armed bank robber dubbed the Loan Ranger Bandit.

During the robberies, the armed man, who does not attempt to disguise his face, displayed a note demanding 20s, 50s, and 100s and received an undisclosed amount of money. To date, no one has been physically harmed.

The robber is described as a white male in his early 30s, approximately 5’7” to 6’0” tall, approximately 200 pounds, with a medium build. He has short light brown hair, wears glasses, and has a small mole or mark just above his right eye on the lower part of his forehead. His varied clothing styles have included athletic wear, jeans, and business attire. He was dubbed the Loan Ranger Bandit for the blue Texas Rangers baseball cap he has worn while robbing banking institutions where loans are offered.

The suspect may drive a maroon Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with a thin white pinstripe around the truck bed.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of this robber. If you have any information concerning this case, please call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at http://tips.fbi.gov.

The suspect is believed to have committed the following robberies:

January 16, 2009
Summit Bank
1114 Highway 35 South
Benton, Arkansas

June 30, 2011
Summit Bank
1114 Highway 35 South
Benton, Arkansas

July 21, 2011
Citibank
3701 Fairway Boulevard
Wichita Falls, Texas

August 31, 2011
Altra Federal Credit Union
5523 Troup Highway
Tyler, Texas

October 4, 2011
Temple Santa Fe Community Credit Union
1750 West Avenue A
Temple, Texas

January 4, 2012
Union State Bank
902 Palm Valley Boulevard
Round Rock, Texas

May 17, 2012
BBVA Compass
6910 South Broadway Ave.
Tyler, Texas

July 9, 2012
First State Bank Central Texas
50 South Main Street
Salado, Texas

August 17, 2012
FedStar Credit Union
701 Harvey Road
College Station, Texas

October 26, 2012
BancorpSouth Bank
2174 Main Street
Madison, Mississippi

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Posted by on Jun 17 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.


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